Xeikon’s ICE toner performance plays key role in Altrif’s second Xeikon investment
Eede, The Netherlands, September 26, 2013 – Xeikon announces that Altrif Label– one of the most important digital label printers in Europe – invests in a second Xeikon 3500 in two years.
Altrif Label installed their first Xeikon 3500 in 2011. Since early July Altrif Label is testing Xeikon’s ICE toner, designed to print on heat sensitive substrates such as PE. The convincing results of the new toner and the capabilities of the Xeikon 3500 answered Altrif Label’s current needs for extra production capacity perfectly. The existing advantages of increased productivity and cost efficiency are now extended with the capability to print on a broad range of heat sensitive substrates like PE and direct thermal labels.
The Xeikon 3500 is a five color digital label press that prints on substrate widths of up to 516mm wide, and is ideal for oversized labels. It is a full rotary roll fed press with a maximum printing speed of 19,2m/min. The printing speed is independent from the number of colors printed.
“Altrif Label chose the 3500 for top productivity!”
The management at Altrif Label, clarifies: ”The Xeikon 3500 is really up to par with our other equipment in terms of reaching high standards in printing quality. It strongly increases productivity delivering excellent cost efficiency for digital label production. The combination of true continuous output speed and the 516mm substrate width, outperforms any other production solution we tested. It is clearly one of the most productive digital presses on the market, especially when printing opaque white since Xeikon only needs one layer to achieve outstanding density values”.
Strong diversification of Altrif’s production capabilities
With the Xeikon ICE toner, now also print jobs on PE and thermal label stocks can benefit from the specific dry toner advantages offered by Xeikon: 1200 dpi quality, superb productivity, high lightfastness, flexibility to print on conventional substrates without the need to use a primer, and sustainability of the complete production solution.
Filip Weymans, Director Segment Marketing and Business Development Labels and Packaging at Xeikon, states:” The team at Altrif Label always focuses on selecting the most appropriate label production solution. Their choice was based on exactly the benefits the Xeikon 3500 solution aims for: higher productivity, cost efficiency and a superb one-pass opaque white, now even on heat sensitive PE and direct thermal label substrates. We’re honored to have one of the biggest digital label print shops in Europe as our customer!”
Pick up some ICE toner printed labels at Labelexpo.
In booth 9H45, Xeikon shows its new ICE Toner, the Xeikon 3300 and Xeikon 3500 production solutions, in-line laser based finishing of GM, and a wide range of new software developments including the Web2Label production solution.
Xeikon NV (XEI: AEX) is an innovator in digital printing technology. The company designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing. These presses utilize LED-array-based dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon designs and produces plate makers for newspaper offset printing applications. Xeikon also manufactures basysPrint computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market. These proven CtP systems combine the latest exposure techniques with cost-efficient UV plate technology, high imaging quality and flexibility.
For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name.
ThermoFlexX systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, color management, as well as workflow management.
All the Xeikon solutions are designed with the overarching principles of profitability, quality, flexibility and sustainability in mind. With these guiding principles and a deep, intimate knowledge of its customers, Xeikon continues to be one of the industry's leading innovators of products and solutions.
For more information, visit www.xeikon.com.